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Snapshot: Pontifical Swiss Guard

The Pontifical Swiss Guards are responsible for the Pope’s safety. They are also responsible for the security of the Apostolic Palace. They are the Vatican’s military force. 152 more words



Troubled by the recent rise in evil, I headed off to Rome the other week to attend the “Exorcism and Liberation” symposium given at the PURA, or the Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum. 1,011 more words


Facts about the Vatican that most people are unaware of.

Did you know that popes did not begin to live at the Vatican until the 14th century? Explore 10 things you may not know about the seat of the Catholic Church.

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Christmas in Italy - Exploring the Vatican

In keeping with the tradition of adventure, Sarah and I went on a big trip for Christmas and New Years!

This year, we met up with Sarah’s family in Italy, traveling to Rome and Florence; not quite a perfect midpoint for everyone, but it was close enough. 1,179 more words


The Stand of the Swiss Guard

In 1506, a small contingent of 150 Swiss soldiers of fortune began serving as papal bodyguards. 512 years later, the Swiss Guard continues to serve as the official watchmen for Vatican City, upholding a proud tradition of defending the pope. 464 more words

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Fun Facts and Inspiration for January 16

Fun Facts and Inspiration for January 16


“It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.”       Eddie Cantor

Did you know that…

Early in the 16th Century, Michelangelo designed The Vatican’s Swiss Guard uniform.  287 more words

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